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Max is joined by the lead designer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, to talk about the upcoming game based on the popular reptiles.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville, Chris Frechette
When Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came out in 2007, it led the charge for an entire generation of multiplayer shooters. Now, the original creators behind CoD are set to find out if TITANFALL can do the same with a brand new generation. Adam Sessler had a chance to sit down with Respawn Entertainment's CEO Vince Zampella to find out how they're trying to evolve the multiplayer shooter.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
The PS4's first major exclusive of 2014 is almost upon us with INFAMOUS: SECOND SON. Adam Sessler recently got a chance to go hands-on with a brand new build of the game, and came away excited to see the final product.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
It's day three of PAX, and there are TONS of new games to talk about. In our third wrap up, Adam discusses the Indie Megabooth hit Mushroom 11, Tara talks about Telltale's Wolf Among Us, and Max basks in the geeky goodness of DC Scribblenauts Unlimited.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Need for Speed: Rivals is out today for the PS4, and as the console's only racing game, it's got a lot to prove. But is Rivals just another Need for Speed game, or does it reinvigorate the franchise with a fresh mix of mechanics? Check out Scott Bromley's impressions to find out!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Scott Bromley
The TITANFALL beta arrives this weekend, so Adam Sessler got the chance to spend the day with a new build of the game. Find out what he thought in his extended hands-on impressions with brand new gameplay!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Adam got the chance to check out Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor recently, and he walked away with some thoughts. Watch to see his impressions of this slightly familiar, but very impressive, next-gen title!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Max Scoville and Max Wink scream like terrified children while playing through the demo of Outlast.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville, Max Wink
What can Aiden Pearce do in six seconds? Find out in the brand new Watch Dogs E3 2013 trailer.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Adam got the chance to speak with Brian Lindley, the producer of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, recently to talk about some of the changes being made with this new adaptation of the series. Watch as they discuss what makes the game unique, how multiplayer will work, and all the various options for character customization.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is frequently credited as the creator of survival horror, and the first game from his new studio Tango Gameworks is being heralded by some as the return of the genre... but is it? Watch our video preview to find out!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
During GDC, we asked Julian Gollop - designer of 1993's X-COM: UFO Defense - and Jake Solomon - designer of 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown - to get together and talk to us about the franchise. Learn how the original X-COM came together, how the game's publisher wanted to change the game, and how Firaxis took on the task of modernizing the game's terrifying choices and consequences.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Julian Gollop, Jack Solomon
A new trailer for the Xbox One-exclusive game from the makers of Max Payne and Alan Wake!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Back at E3 2013, Max Scoville got a super secret look at the brand new HOTLINE MIAMI 2: WRONG NUMBER, and now we can finally show it to you! Check out the first gameplay, and hear the details on the brand new batshit-crazy bloodfest which will be hitting PC in late 2013 (hopefully).
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville, Dennis Wedin
We got a chance to go hands-on with the Oculus' Rift second dev kid headset, the second publically available iteration of the virtual reality headset from (the recently acquired by Facebook!) Oculus VR, plus the two tech demos on display at this year's GDC: Epic's Couch Knights and CCP's EVE: Valykrie. How does it compare to the previous iteration? Nick Robinson has the details!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Civilization 5's new expansion Brave New World is only a couple months away, so Adam Sessler had lead designer Ed Beach walk him through some of the new features. Learn about Portugal's unique units, the new archeology and culture systems, and the world congress.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Ed Beach
Pokémon makes its jump into 3D with Pokémon X & Y! Resident Pokémon trainer Max Scoville got to go hands-on with the new game!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville
The 2 remaining unannounced leaders from Civilization 5 Brave New World have finally been revealed: Chief Pocatello of The Shoshone, and Doge Enrico Dandolo of Venice. Zac Minor got a chance to go hands-on with both of them, and came away impressed - and surprised - at some of their unique units. Check out the first gameplay of the new civs, and see their units and abilities in action. And stay tuned for our review of Civilization 5: Brave New World next Monday!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Zac Minor
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure is out this week, so we had the game's developer come by to show it off to Adam Sessler. Check out how Maxwell interacts with the DC super heroes, and what new mechanics they bring to the Scribblenauts universe.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Caleb Arseneaux
See hands-on gameplay of Lego Marvel Super Heroes at E3 2013. With impressions from Max Scoville!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville
Watch Tara Long's impressions of the remake of Castle of Illusion, starring Mickey Mouse - an adored childhood favorite of Tara's!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Tara Long
Sony's PS4 and PS Vita were out in full force at PAX Prime 2013, and had one of the most impressive slates of indie games we've ever seen. Max and Tara went hands-on at Playstation's Indie Arcade and came away especially impressed with four titles: Hohokum, Doki-Doki Universe, Metrico, and Luftrausers.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Adam Sessler recently got the chance to sit down with Jonathan Blow, the designer of Braid and the upcoming open-world puzzle game The Witness, headed to PS4 and PC in 2014. Learn about Jonathan's vision for his non-linear puzzles, and how he considers difficulty differently than most other games.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Jonathan Blow
Tara sat down with Justin Ma and Matthew Davis of Subset Games at GDC this year to discuss 2012's hit Kickstarter strategy game, FTL: Faster Than Light. Watch as they talk about the itricacies of developing a game through Kickstarter, recount the many evolutions it went through, and dispense advice for others looking to crowd-fund their next video game.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Tara Long, Justin Ma, Matthew Davis
Papers, Please was one of Adam Sessler's favorite games of this summer, putting players in the shoes of a humble immigration officer dealing with the monotony of his job, his country's beaurcracy, and the needs of his family. At PAX, Adam got a chance to catch up with Lucas Pope, the game's designer, to pick his brain about what went into this fascinating game.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Lucas Pope
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is set in the 1960s at the birth of the XCOM project. Of course, the XCOM project doesn't REALLY exist (that we know about), but there are similar groups. We asked Nick Pope, formerly of the UK's Ministry of Defence, UFO division, about his work, and how we can best prepare for a terrifying alien invasion.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
The creators of Alan Wake and Max Payne show off the announcement trailer for their new Xbox One game Quantum Break - a brand new property from Remedy Entertainment!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
THE ORDER 1886 was mysteriously revealed at last year's E3, and now Sony has finally shown off the first glimpses of gameplay. Adam Sessler got a chance to see it for himself, and came away quite impressed, especially with the game's stunning aesthetics.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
GDC 2014 is in full swing, so Tara and Nick took the opportunity to check out a whole bunch of indie games at this year's Media Indie Exchange. What games stood out to them? Watch and find out!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Check out the premiere trailer for Sunset Overdrive, a new game from the creators of Ratchet & Clank!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
New gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with impressions by Max Scoville! See the upcoming next-gen fantasy RPG straight from E3 2013.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville
We recently got to play Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a new puzzle-adventure from Ubisoft set in World War I - a setting we almost never see in video games. Join Tara and Nick as we share our impressions of the game's gorgeous art style, balancing drama and comedy in a cartoonish adventure game, and what is perhaps be the cutest playable dog in video game history.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
You've seen Adam's hands-on gameplay impressions of the PS4-exclusive THE ORDER: 1886, now find out how Ready at Dawn is building their Victorian London in our interview with creative director Ru Weerasuriya.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Next up on the E3 2013 stage: WOLFENSTEIN A NEW ORDER! Machinegames (former Starbreeze employees) and Bethesda have teamed up to bring back BJ Blaskowicz, and we had the game's Sr Gameplay Designer come show Adam Sessler around 10 minutes of full gameplay.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Andreas Ojerfos
Civiliation 5 is getting its second expansion pack this summer in the form of BRAVE NEW WORLD. Zac Minor got a chance to chat with Lead Designer Ed Beach about the new cultural victory, the World Congress, the game's new leaders and civilizations, and several other new features.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Zac Minor, Ed Beach
Tara recently got the chance to play over 4 hours of Watch Dogs, a game that for many represents one of the first truly 'next-gen' games. What did she think? Find out in her hands-on impressions video!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
The XCOM squad has a new threat to worry about in XCOM: Enemy Within - the Exalt. See a new mission type in this gameplay walkthrough with Ananda Gupta of Firaxis Games.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Ananda Gupta
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Forget everything else that was at GDC 2014 - not only did we finally get to play Goat Simulator at this year's event, we were blessed enough to speak to the game's creator Armin Ibrisagic about why they made this game, turning a game jam creation into a retail product, and exclusive indie goat cameos. Enjoy.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Klei Entertainment, the studio behind Mark of the Ninja and Don't Starve, is now working on INCOGNITA, a turn-based espionage game based on hacking and information gathering. Max Scoville got a chance to chat with one of the developers about the game, and its innovative release strategy.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville, James Lantz
Battlefield 4 is next up on our stage at E3 2013! The game's creative director Patrick Back joined Adam Sessler to walk us through some next-gen multiplayer footage.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Patrick Back
The LEGO series by Traveller's Tales have proven to be some of the best licensed games around, and if LEGO Marvel SuperHeroes is any indication, that's not stopping anytime soon.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville, Phill Ring
Adam got the chance to speak with Michael De Plater, Director of Design for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor recently, and he took the opportunity to discuss the game's devleopment process, and what players can look forward to when it releases later this year!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Dead Rising 3 made waves when it was revealed at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference on Monday, so we asked the game's producer to come by and show it off. Check out the full gameplay demo, plus commentary from Adam Sessler and Josh Bridge straight from Rev3Games' stage at E3 2013.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Josh Bridge
Supergiant Games is following up the 2010 hit BASTION with TRANSISTOR, an action/turn-based hybrid set in a stunning science-fiction world, and starring a woman who's lost her voice. Adam Sessler got a chance to chat with Greg Kasavin about what they learned from Bastion, and what it was like to build a totally new world.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Greg Kasavin
GTA V's trailers have been trickling out for a while now, but it wasn't until last week that we got to see the actual game in action. We can't show it to you, but Max, Tara, and Adam got to see the very first gameplay from the open world and one of the flexible heist missions. In their first-look impressions, find out what they thought of Grand Theft Auto 5's stunning world, character switching, and narrative design.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Save The Hamsters from Indonesia's Solite Studio took second place at the Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals! Check out how the game looks to teach young children basic math through physics and cute hamsters in Anthony Carboni's interview with one of the game's developers, Ghalib Kubat.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Anthony Carboni, Ghalib Kubat
You saw our Microsoft and Nintendo previews, so now check out what Sony plans to offer for this year's E3! Adam Sessler and Max Scoville speculate on the big PS4 games that will be making appearances at this year's show, and what Sony is bringing to the table for PlayStation Vita.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville
We had Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag's creative director to come over to our stage to walk us through their gameplay demo, and share some details about the world, the animus, and everything that's new in Black Flag. Stay tuned for more from Adam Sessler at E3 2013!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Ashraf Ismail
Adam got a chance to sit with Dragon Age: Inquisition's executive producer. See what's new!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Mark Darrah
Nick Robinson gets hands-on time with the coveted Steam Controller.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
The Xbox One arrives in just over two weeks, so Adam Sessler got the chance to sit down with Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios, to discuss the launch. See what Phil has to say about the resolution controversy, the inclusion of Kinect, and their software plans at launch and down the road.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Phil Spencer
Adam checks out Techland's DYING LIGHT, the next game from the Dead Island developer.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Tymon Smektala
After months of rumors, it finally happened: Sony revealed Project Morpheus, their virtual reality headset for the PS4. Adam was at the reveal event and came away pretty excited by the potential - watch for his reaction to the design, the potential, what it means for VR as a medium and more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
After impressing many with some gorgeous visuals, Adam and Tara got some time with the game. Hear what they thought.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Tara Long
Murdered Soul Suspect is one of the most original - and mysterious - games of E3 2013, so we had the game's design producer to our Rev3Games stage to show us the full, uncut gameplay demo and explain how it works. Stay tuned more from Adam Sessler at E3 2013!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Eric Studer
Max Scoville got a chance to go hands-on at Microsoft's Xbox One booth, and checked out Ryse, Killer Instinct, Forza 5, and of course Titanfall. Find out what he thought of the games, and the Xbox One controller's rumble triggers, in his PAX Prime 2013 hands-on impressions.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville
Respawn Entertainment, creators of Call of Duty 4, have revealed their first game, and it's an Xbox One console exclusive! Check out the reveal of Titanfall.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Adam took some time during the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to talk to Bioware's Manveer Heir about the things the industry does right - and wrong - when it comes to minority representation in games, and the ways digital entertainment could better represent people of color, queer characters, and women.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Adam got a chance to check out the amazingly designed game SCALE, see for yourself!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Steve Swink
The last big piece of Borderlands 2 DLC is coming soon, and it's all about Tiny Tina! Check out the first gameplay from Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep's fantasy inspired world in this walkthrough with Tara Long and Anthony Burch, the game's writer.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Tara Long, Anthony Burch
Tara continues her tour of Ubisoft Singapore, getting the scoop on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's newest element, underwater gameplay.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Tara Long, Michael Hampton
The premiere announcement trailer for Halo 5 from 343 Studios. (Not actually Journey 2.)
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Nintendo shocked everyone when they announced a new Legend of Zelda 3DS game set within the same world as the seminal "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past." Shortly after the announcement, Adam Sessler got a chance to go hands-on with the new, unnamed, Zelda as well as Mario and Luigi's Dream Team in our first-look impressions.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser
Adam met with some Ubisoft developers to talk about about their upcoming racer, THE CREW!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Tristan Lefance
Can a motion-driven fighting game actually work? Ubisoft is hoping it can with their Xbox One exclusive THE FIGHTER WITHIN. Adam Sessler got a chance to visiit Ubisoft's offices recently to learn more about the title and try it out for himself.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Luke Verdier
Nick and Tara got some hands-on time with The Elder Scrolls Online beta last weekend, and are ready to share their thoughts on how the upcoming MMO is shaping up. Stay tuned next week for our impressions of the PvP beta!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long
We've already gotten a couple extended looks at Civilization 5's upcoming expansion Brave New World, but we finally got to play it for ourselves. Check out Zac Minor's 5 takeaways from his first week with the preview build as you meet 2 new civs, discover new great works and ancient artifacts, and much more. Just try not to anger Shaka.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Zac Minor
Nominated for the Independent Games Festival's 2013 Excellence in Narrative award, Thirty Flights of Loving tries to take the often-alluring environmental storytelling from first person shooters, and lets you explore it without worrying about getting shot in the head. Anthony Carboni chats with designer Brendon Chung at GDC to find out what made him want to make this game.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Anthony Carboni, Brendon Chung
Max Scoville takes a look Disney Infinity, the upcoming Disney Interactive video game! Complete with interactive toys that work with the game, a la Skylanders.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville, John Gay
Forza 5's release alongside the Xbox One is fast approaching, so Adam Sessler sat down with Turn 10's Dan Greenawalt to discuss the launch title. Find out what it's like to launch with a new platform, how you can iterate on racing titles, and why cars are so damn appealing.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Dan Greenawalt
Dead Rising 3 is one of the Xbox One's big launch titles, but it drew some skepticism from fans at E3 due to the game's apparent tonal shift. Adam Sessler recently got a chance to sit down with Capcom's Josh Bridge and check out a live gameplay playthrough of a near-final build to see how much as changed, and if the series' soul is still intact.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Josh Bridge
Adam got a chance to speak with Mark Rein, the VP of Epic Games, about the Unreal Engine 4 at GDC 2013.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Mark Rein
Get ready for the second-most fun you'll have with an octopus at E3 2013. Max Scoville goes hands-on with Octodad: Dadliest Catch for PS4!
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Max Scoville
Splinter Cell Blacklist is out this week, bringing with it a brand new actor and voice for Sam Fisher. Adam Sessler got a chance to sit down with Eric Johnson to talk about his new role, and what its like to step inside Michael Ironside's gadget-adorned stealth suit.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Eric Johnson
Tara recently got a chance to check out SOMA, the underwater sci-fi survival horror game from Amnesia creators Frictional Games, and came away - surprise - pretty scared! Here are her full thoughts on the whole experience, from the atmosphere to the setting to the sound design.
Topics: revision3, rev3, rev3games, rev3gamespreviews, Adam Sesser, Max Scoville, Tara Long